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  • The Debate Going into the Declaration

    The Debate Going into the Declaration

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    (The following is part 2 of a series on the American Revolution, which began with the opening section of Chapter 7 of my book  Defeating Slavery : Hamilton’s American System Showed the Way.  Click here for Part 1. – Nancy Spannaus*) As the Declaration’s principal author, Thomas Jefferson, said, his […]Read More »
  • Why Celebrate the American Revolution?

    Why Celebrate the American Revolution?

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    The First in Series By Nancy Spannaus July 7, 2024 –Two hundred and forty-eight years ago, “our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” That was the way Abraham Lincoln described the founding of […]Read More »
  • America 250: From Royal Subjects to Republican Citizens

    America 250: From Royal Subjects to Republican Citizens

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    America 250: From Royal Subjects to Republican Citizens (I am pleased to present below the text of an illuminating presentation given at the June 14-16 American Revolution Conference sponsored by the Fort Plain Museum. Permission was granted by the author. His original title was “The American Political Community turns 250: Exploring […]Read More »
  • “To the Future Grandeur and Glory of America”

    “To the Future Grandeur and Glory of America”

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    Alexander Hamilton’s Early War for Our Economic Independence by Nancy Spannaus [The following is the speech I presented to The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley, in Fort Plain, New York on June 16., 2024. It is my work on this presentation which is responsible for the reduced […]Read More »
  • What If Memorial Day Hadn’t Been Necessary?

    What If Memorial Day Hadn’t Been Necessary?

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    By Nancy Spannaus May 26, 2024 – No, Memorial Day is not a day to celebrate the beginning of the summer season. It has been set aside as a day of somber recognition and remembrance of those who died in our nation’s wars – and an implicit dedication to ensuring […]Read More »
  • Come, Have a Revolutionary Experience at Fort Plain!

    Come, Have a Revolutionary Experience at Fort Plain!

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    By Nancy Spannaus May 24, 2024—The yearly American Revolution conference sponsored by the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park is always a revolutionary experience for those who attend, featuring thought-provoking presentations by historians and authors who don’t always get attention in the “mainstream.”[1] This year’s event, scheduled for June 14 […]Read More »
  • Briefing on National Infrastructure Bank Held on Capitol Hill

    Briefing on National Infrastructure Bank Held on Capitol Hill

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    By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2024—On April 30th the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), in conjunction with Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill), sponsored a briefing for Congressional staff on the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2023, HR 4052, on Capitol Hill. The bill currently has 34 sponsors. If implemented, […]Read More »
  • How Lincoln Tackled Immigration

    How Lincoln Tackled Immigration

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    How Lincoln Tackled Immigration A review of Harold Holzer’s book on Lincoln’s immigration policy By Nancy Spannaus* Brought Forth on This Continent: Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration Harold Holzer Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2024 464 pp. April 30, 2024—Political battles over immigration in the United States are not new. One of […]Read More »